PHARE & RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

What is Khmer New Year?

What is Khmer New Year?

What is Khmer New Year? By Mengteang Thong Cambodian people have many holidays during the year. One of the most important is Khmer New Year (Khmer: បុណ្យចូលឆ្នាំថ្មី, pronounced: Choul Chnam Thmey). It is celebrated over three days starting from the 13th or 14th of...

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Impact Travel – Backstreet Academy

Impact Travel – Backstreet Academy

What is "Impact Travel" and why is it important?   Sustainable tourism is an industry committed to making a low impact on the environment and local culture, while helping to generate future employment for local people. Responsible tourism minimizes negative...

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Oh Rats! – And the Work they do in Cambodia

Oh Rats! – And the Work they do in Cambodia

  By Sunita Mager RATS. For most people, they are a nuisance. They are big, scary and harry. They have a long tail, eyes that glow in the dark and are notorious for nibbling on anything and everything. Some even think them a PEST! In Cambodia, rats are considered just...

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So Phare, So Green!

Phare are committed to our beloved hometown of Siem Reap. We think it’s great that the word is out about the joys of Cambodia. We want the world to see this beautiful country and our shows but the growing impact that tourism is having on the environment is cause for...

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‘An Artist’s Rain’: A Live Painting Spectacular

‘An Artist’s Rain’: A Live Painting Spectacular

'An Artist's Rain': A Live Painting Spectacular Live painting is organic, unpredictable and extraordinarily exciting. Not even the artists know where the tale will travel. So we've teamed up with Little Red Fox Espresso to bring the excitement of live painting to the...

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Angkor Visitor Code of Conduct

Angkor Visitor Code of Conduct

Apsara Authority introduces the “Angkor Visitor Code of Conduct” after several recent incidents of inappropriate behavior. See the Code of Conduct here, with video.

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Bon Om Tuk (Cambodian Water Festival)

Bon Om Tuk (Cambodian Water Festival)

Bon Om Tuk (Cambodian Water Festival) Cambodia's Water Festival, or Bon Om Tuk in Khmer, takes place this week. An annual event to mark the reversal of flow between the Tonle Sap and Mekong River, it takes place during the full moon and is the largest and most...

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